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2                                                           MATEHEi.

for mil he saw" when he entered upon the charge of the district which for several years
was subject to his sway. H© brought, too, no inconsiderable literary faculty to
describe what he saw. And this interesting volume is the result.

We should add that Mr. Growse'-s volume is illustrated by a number of
excellent photographs, not the least interesting of which is that representing
the pretty Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart at Mnthur£, an edifice the
erection of which is mainly due to the author's zeal and liberality.—Tallet.

The lately published second edition of Mr. Grows©*® Maikura Memoir
shows that, excellent as the first was, improvement was not impossible. That
a trifle gives perfection, though perfection is not a trifle, has been well remem-
bered; and throughout the volume may be noticed slight fresh touches of
polish which greatly enhance its value. More important additions have been
made to the chapters which deal with Hinduism, the etymology of place-names
and the development of the local style of architecture. The autotype illustra-
tions are from negatives taken by native photographers of Mathura", and,
except in one case, are remarkably successful Amongst the photographs is on©
of the Catholic Church at Mathura", which, with this book, will be an abiding
proof of how wide a field there is in India for the working of English learniog
and culture and taste. A labour of love rather than duty, and therefore unlike
most similar performances, Mr. Growse's work amply proves the superiority
of the man who has something to say over the man who has to say something.
It is a pity, if nothing more, that an officer so intimate with Mathura' and its
people stould have been transferred to less familiar and less congenial fields
of administration. "With the accession of another king who knew not Joseph,
Hr. Growse found himself compelled to bid farewell to his favourite antiqui-
ties, to leave his restorations unfinished, and to depart for Bulandshahr. He
carried with him, however, the notes which have enabled him to produce this second
edition.—Pioneer {two notices).

Some years ago the Government of the North-Western Provinces resolved to pub-
lish a series of local memoirs of the various districts constituting that province. The
Memoir under review is one of that series ; and it is unquestionably the fullest and
most valuable of all that hair© been hitherto published. Its value is sufficiently shown
by the fact that this is already th© second edition after the short interval of six yean,
the first wiitiott having been, published in 1874 0ood as the latter was, the value
of the second edition has been mach increased by the addition of new and important
matter. The best of .thait additions undoubtedly ia the last chapter of the first